The International Hospital Federation (IHF) has announced that the 47th World Hospital Congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2024.
The Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH) will join the organising committee to host the event.
This is the second time that Rio has hosted the Congress, which was last held in Brazil in 2009.
Ronald Lavater, CEO of the IHF, said: “International collaboration is the core foundation of the IHF and our Congress. We are looking forward to working with our full IHF member, FBH, to deliver this exciting event. We are especially pleased to have an opportunity to link-up leaders of hospital and healthcare delivery organizations from across the Americas region with their international peers when we gather next year.”
The World Hospital Congress brings together hospital leaders and healthcare delivery executives to connect around global learning for local action. This annual congress is a forum to exchange best practices in leadership and management of healthcare delivery. Annually, the World Hospital Congress attracts over 1,200 participants from around 60 countries.
President of FBH, Dr Adelvânio Francisco Morato, commented: “The FBH is a pioneering entity, which for more than five decades has acted to effectively contribute to the development of the Brazilian hospital sector and to the improvement of the assistance provided to the population.
“We represent more than 4,000 hospitals in the private network throughout Brazil, with widely recognized experience in health, both in the public and private networks.
“With the opportunity to host the IHF World Hospital Congress, we are sure that we will start a new era of transformations and evolutions for our sector.”
An announcement about the 47th edition’s topical tracks and abstract submissions will be made following the close of the 46th World Hospital Congress, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 25–27 October 2023.